Flights to locations such as Guangzhou in China, Seoul in the Republic of Korea (RoK), Tokyo in Japan, Taiwan (China), Vientiane in Laos, and Phnom Penh in Cambodia, are expected to run one flight per week.
In line with these plans, each week would see between 2,500 and 3,000 passengers enter the country, including 1,000 to 1,500 stranded Vietnamese citizens and foreign experts.
The Ministry of Transport will therefore work alongside functional agencies in China, the RoK, Taiwan (China), Japan, Laos, and Cambodia to devise plans in order to conduct flights between the nation and other regional countries. The first flight is expected to operate in early August.
Passengers will be required to meet legal entry requirements while doing check-in procedures, whilst those entering the nation must follow isolation regulations in order to meet novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and control requirements.
In addition, the Ministry of Transport has proposed opening up a few initial routes, including Guangzhou-Da Nang, Tokyo-Hanoi, Seoul-Hanoi, Taiwan-Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane-Quang Ninh, and Phnom Penh-Can Tho.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has requested that the initial stage will see local airlines operate one flight per week per foreign destination. Indeed, priority will be given to flights aimed at repatriating stranded Vietnamese citizens abroad, all of which will be carried out by the Vitnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled globally, authorities will increase the capacity of international flights.
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